The SMART Choice in Tech?

SMARTBoards have become the Xerox of interactive display boards (IDBs) at least in the educational market. What I mean by that is that they are ubiquitous and if you know little of IDBs, you likely know them. You may even have a different brand of board in your room that you mistakenly call a SMARTBoard. … Continue reading The SMART Choice in Tech?

The How, Why, and Really? of Interactive Displays

You can view the post Interactive Display Overview 2.0 for updated information. Since the 90s, SMART has cornered the market on interactive classroom displays (ICDs) and simultaneously ingrained this idea that a classroom is incomplete without it. Even in District 75, our SMARTBoard PDs are among the first to fill. For those who’ve spent years dealing with … Continue reading The How, Why, and Really? of Interactive Displays

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Why We Fail At Teaching Math & 8 Types of Tech Tools to Improve

Failings of the Math Classroom Too often math is taught as a series of memorizations where even math games are often re-packaged drill-and-kill exercises. Life (just like great movies) is filled with open-ended journeys with open-ended questions. Students should learn not only the skills of arithmetic but also how to ask better questions to determine … Continue reading Why We Fail At Teaching Math & 8 Types of Tech Tools to Improve